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Amasawa's Scheme - Part 1

2023.06.05 17:42 Haimerich- Amasawa's Scheme - Part 1

Amasawa's actions and reasons are complex and full of layers. To facilitate understanding I will introduce some acronyms which are going to be present through the essay:
In addition to her tactics, we should also know her intentions:


「“If you’re gonna go for the top spot, how ‘bout partnering up with me?”」
After introducing herself, Amasawa pretends to want the top spot by showing interest in Horikita's Academic Ability and by suggesting pairing up with her [Pr1]. Horikita refuses and proposes Sudou, as Amasawa expected. Amasawa then emphasizes that in this case, there is no way to fight for the top spot, giving her the right to give conditions when accepting the proposal [Pr2, Ad1].
「“I’d say I like strong, powerful people, ya feel?”」
Amasawa then says that she would like to pair up with a strong guy and suggests a ridiculous idea: they should prove that Sudou was the strongest there [Re2, Ad1]. Having successfully read how Ayanokouji and Horikita reacted and how they devised a plan to convince her [Re1], Amasawa finally decides to discard her idea, [Re2].
「Amasawa pressed her forefinger to her lips as she thought it over for a moment.」 [AcSk1]
Amasawa finally says that she likes guys who can cook [Pr1]. She asks if Sudou knows how to cook, he denies; then Horikita interferes, but Amasawa refuses her proposal, reaffirming that she wants a boy who can cook [Pr2, Ad1]. She then suggests another ridiculous idea: they should turn Sudou into a cook pro and wonder if he'll have time since she is a popular girl and might settle on a partner already [Re1, Re2, Pr1, Pr2, Ad1]. Not getting an answer, she makes a new proposal: as long as a boy satisfies her appetite, she would pair up with Sudou [Pr2, Ad1]. As expected by Amasawa, Horikita lies saying that Ayanokouji is a good cook, and he plays along; the similar idea and actions Amasawa observed during their attempts to prove that Sudou was the strongest. Amasawa then shows hurry, things had to be postponed to next day [Pr2, Ad1]. Just her and Ayanokouji would have to meet at the Keyaki Mall for him to buy the ingredients and stuff, as the dish he was going to make for her was a secret [Pr1, Pr2, Ad1].


「“Oh yeah. That too~ You’ve gotta buy the stuff you’ll make for me. Do you have the points~?”」
When Ayanokouji asks about the ingredients, Amasawa purposely emphasizes the line "That too~" making him aware that she prioritized that other "stuff" over the ingredients [AcSk1, Hi]; then she asks if he has the points, knowing he wouldn't say otherwise [Ad1] and giving him the impression that she was too focused on the fact that he will be the one to pay [Hi].
「I could remember the first time I came here and how it was difficult to find what I was looking for right away.」
Amasawa walked straight to the shop specialized in selling home goods instead of the supermarket and then stopped by the section of kitchenware [Hi]. Finding what she wanted with ease, she purposely made him aware that she already knew in advance where to look for what she wanted [Hi]. She also purposely didn't ask for the items he already had to avoid buying new ones, that way he would question her motives [Hi].
「For a couple dozen seconds or so, she stood there, lost in thought with her arms crossed, almost as if she was troubled by something.」 [AcSk1]
After appearing to be thinking about what to buy while looking at the shelf of goods, Amasawa suddenly threw several items into the shopping basket, nonstop [AcSk1].
「Her troubled demeanour from earlier was nowhere to be seen, as she proceeded to take hold of a small fruit knife without hesitating in the slightest.」
However, after displaying that uncertain behavior, she purposely looked at the Petty Knife and quickly picked it up [AcSk2, Hi]. She then says that a Petty Knife should be essential to a skilled cook, if that is true or not, doesn't matter, the intention is to make Ayanokouji think about it and conclude that the difference between prices was due to the fact that the Petty Knife came with a sheath [Hi].


「If I didn’t manage to cook her a dish she was happy with, all negotiations would probably be broken off then and there.」 [Ad]
After asking Ayanokouji to cook tom yum goong, he learns that it won't be necessary to use the Petty Knife [Hi]; when asked, Amasawa simply replies that it will be to peel an apple for her.
「“It’s fine, it’s fine~ I’m the one who forced you to cook for me, so at least lemme do this much. Go sit back and relax, Senpai.”」
After trying the food, Amasawa avoids giving the veredict quickly and goes to tidy up the kitchen [Hi], saying that there is no problem because she always helped her mother in that aspect [Pr1, Pr2].
「As she thought about it, Amasawa didn’t seem to be happy with the position of the ribbon holding up her right ponytail, as she unfastened the ribbon and began to tie it back on, using her reflection on the screen of her phone like a mirror.」 [AcSk1]
Amasawa then demonstrates dissatisfaction with her ribbon on her right ponytail, she unties it and then ties it back on [Pr1]. After saying the veredict, she goes back to cleaning up the kitchen [Hi].
「[I tried asking the clerk about that too, just in case. Apparently, just as the first-year was about to pay for it at the register, somebody else showed up and stopped them from going through with the sale. Anywho, the clerk told me the student who tried to buy one looked…]」 [Pr1, AcSk1]
A day later, after sending Karuizawa to check information with the clerk, Ayanokouji learns that Amasawa had stopped Housen before he could purchase the same Petty Knife [Hi].
「“Who is it!?”」
Returning to the dorm lobby to meet Ayanokouji; due to the incident where Karuizawa found a red hair in his dorm, Karuizawa responds in his place through the speaker to Amasawa.
「She studied my expression for a moment before sending a calculating look at the shoes in the entryway.」
At the front door after greeting Ayanokouji, she takes a look at the shoes in the entryway, asks if it's his girlfriend's, and she gets no answer. She says she lost her favorite hair tie and he lets her in to look for it [Pr2]. She asks Karuizawa if she is his girlfriend, and Karuizawa avoids the question but calls Ayanokouji by his given name "Kiyotaka" [Ad2].
「“Ah…Senpai. This might be a bit too naughty for me to handle.”」 [AcSk2]
Knelting down and taking a look under the bed, exposing her rear to him and increasing Karuizawa's jealousy, Ayanokouji had to replace her in the search [AcSk2, Re2, Ad1, Ad2, Hi]. She suggests looking for it in the kitchen [Hi]; after a few minutes she appears saying that she finally found it in the gap between the counter and the fridge.
「“Speaking of which, you know what? It’s prolly not a good idea for it to just be the two of us next time you cook for me, huh?” “Obviously!”」 [Re2]
Finally, she suggests that next time, Ayanokouji should cook for her and Karuizawa as it wouldn't be a good idea to just the two of them together after learning that he has a girlfriend [Ad2]. Finally she is 100% sure that she is his girlfriend.


「From the way he gripped the knife in his hand, it was obvious that it wasn’t meant to stab an opponent. He had faced the blade upward to make it look like someone else had stabbed him.」
The plan has finally reached its final stage, Housen shows the same Petty Knife that Ayanokouji bought, and charges at him with the knife facing the blade upward [Hi]. Ayanokouji taking everything into consideration let the blade pierce through his palm making him now have the upper hand of the situation.
「“You’re the one who came up with this ridiculous strategy, but Amasawa is the one who helped refine it to perfection.”」
He then says that he is the only one to have bought a Petty Knife and that he first felt something out of place when he went to the shopping with Amasawa. He also mentions the Petty Knife's convenience due to its sheath, and how strange it was for Amasawa to find it so easily.
「“No, it was thanks to Amasawa that this plan took shape at all. Without her help, everything would’ve fallen apart.”」
Having control over the situation, he forces Housen to make Class 1-D cooperate with Class 2-D, and also forces him to partner up with him for the exam.
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2023.06.05 17:31 rmg418 Solo Weekend Trip

I (27F) am looking to take a solo weekend trip somewhere in Texas this summer. I live in DFW and I’m planning to go to Austin with a friend in July, so I’m thinking of doing a solo trip in August to San Antonio since I’ve never been.
Thoughts on if San Antonio would be a good trip? I mostly want it to be a chill/recharge trip, but I still want to do some fun activities like go to good restaurants, hiking, wineries would be cool, shops, etc. but overall just wanna go somewhere that I can do things lol. If anyone has suggestions other than San Antonio, I’m open to other locations too!
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2023.06.05 17:28 itechgrc Explore risk management best practices and leading GRC solutions

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2023.06.05 17:23 ZOMBIEdivamuffin Bamboo palm not thriving. We live in San Diego on the coast. The plant receives low sun here. What can we do to bring it back to health?

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2023.06.05 17:07 HowdyPartner-2013 Pride River Parade & Celebration returns to the San Antonio River Walk June 10

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2023.06.05 17:07 ramincol Vacation Mode:

With u/CaptainJingles on vacation, guess that ML$ is really paying off big time for him
Time to express your Monday Morning Blues or Happiness
San Antonio San Diego was spitten red and spitten goals. Or was it? First time I have seen someone get a second yellow for telling a team to shut up! But then again its San Diego!
Whats going on in the land of Rising? Some new talent is coming in from Loudoun!
Tampa and Sacremento went toe to toe with no winner!
Memphis 901 rolled THE Miami FC
THe Prince has left New Mexico after losing to El Paso! Can the Loco be stopped!
OCSC beat RGV did anyone even notice
Every year Loudoun looks good, but then falls down
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2023.06.05 17:05 Sangenkai The branding of Aikido in the Aikikai

The branding of Aikido in the post-war Aikikai begins, spurred on by pressure from the rise of the Yoshinkan. This was the impetus for the development of the ranking system, public demonstrations, even new technique names:
"About 1954 or 55, Yoshinkan built a new dojo in Idabashi and was expanding. Compared to that new dojo, Hombu Dojo at that time still had bombing survivors living in one area of the building, the outside wooden walls were collapsing and the interior walls and tatami were old and falling apart. The number of people practicing were still few. Kisshomaru Sensei regretted there were so many articles about Yoshinkan in magazines and newspapers. Soon after, Kisshomaru Sensei started a PR campaign “Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba,” and “Aikido = Ueshiba.” He worked hard to contact all O Sense’s prewar deshi and other acquaintances offering us, if need be, to give demonstrations wherever they were needed. It was incredible the care and diligence put into this. The magazines and newspapers wrote about Aikido as if there was no one else but O Sensei. They created a picture of him with a sharp glint in his eye who made practice look easy......The following day, if there were headlines like “Mysterious Martial Art, Aikido, Founder Ueshiba Morihei” with photos, Kisshomaru Sensei’s face would brighten. O Sensei’s prewar deshi and acquaintances began to call and write letters when they saw articles about him, and people began to seek him out."
Aikido, My Way - Yasuo Kobayashi
"I think that it was around Showa year 30 (1955) that I saw an article in the newspaper about Aikido ni-dans and so forth, so I went to Aikido Hombu in Wakamatsu-cho and spoke to Kisshomaru-san – “Recently there was something written in the newspaper about there being dan ranks in Aikido, please correct them.”. When I did that Kisshomaru-san said “Actually, Kimura-san, we made dan ranks in Aikido after the war in order to stimulate growth.”, and that was the first time that I ever learned of the establishment of a dan ranking system (段位制度)."
Mr. Kimura’s Aikido Memories, Part 2
"When I was taught by the founder, we would use the kajo system and call it ikkajo, nikajo, sankajo, and so on. But when André Nocquet came to from France to the Hombu Dojo as an uchi deshi, we didn’t have such a thing as a manual, so Kisshomaru Sensei published the first Aikido book, and in it, he didn’t use ikkajo, nikajo, etc. but ikkyo, nikyo, sankyo, etc.....Well, I don’t know what Kisshomaru Sensei had in mind… I think that it was probably because the kajo system was used in the Daito-ryu scrolls that Takeda Sokaku Sensei used to award. He probably wanted to move away or update things from that. This is my just my guess though."
"Q: Could you recall a little bit about what it was like when you first began?
A: At that time the Founder almost never emerged from Iwama. At the most, practice at hombu was about 5 or 6 people, at the worst I was there by myself sometimes. The students at hombu where surrounded by an air of impending doom. They thought “If things go on like this Yoshinkan will become the main branch of Aikido”. It was in the midst of this condition that Gozo Shioda (first Kancho of the Yoshinkan) said “If this goes on Aiki will die” and founded the Yoshinkan.
Q: So Shioda sensei had that much vigor.
A: That’s right. There wasn’t even a formal grading system at the hombu of that time. For that reason, everybody sensed the danger that hombu would become merely Ueshiba Dojo. For myself, I could only do what I was able to, so first I established the first branch organization, the “Jouhoku Branch”."
Interview with Aikido Shihan Shoji Nishio
"On June 10th of Showa year 30 (1955), the “Yoshinkan” dojo was established in Tsukudo-Hachiman, Shinjuku. When it opened it was a wonderful 100 tatami facility with a location near Iidabashi station, it was ideal. On the other hand, there were still refugees living in the headquarters of the “Aikikai” hombu dojo, which had not yet been fully repaired.
For many people to imagine that in the future the center of Aikido would become the Yoshinkan was entirely reasonable. This is certainly the way that it looked to people from the outside.
It was possible that the Aikikai would vanish if we could not make the right response."
Aikido Ichiro - Kisshomaru Ueshiba on the establishment of public demonstrations
This branding, and protection of the brand, was also a large part of the rift between Kisshomaru Ueshiba and Kenji Tomiki over competition in Aikido. Over similar concerns that a sporting form of Aikido would rise to eclipse the Aikikai in popularity, Kisshomaru Ueshiba offered to support Kenji Tomiki in his efforts - if he would change the name of what he was doing, thereby protecting the Aikikai brand.
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2023.06.05 17:02 AC_the_Panther_007 Rebooking WWE Survivor Series: Part 3 (From Survivor Series 1997 to Survivor Series 2001)

Part 1:

Part 2:


Survivor Series '97 (November 9, 1997 at the Molson Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada):
The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) and The Godwinns (Henry O. and Phineas I. Godwinn) (w/Chyna, Rick Rude, and Uncle Cletus) def. The Headbangers (Thrasher and Mosh) and The New Blackjacks (Bradshaw and Windham) - 4-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Match (The New Age Outlaws are the Sole Survivors)
The Truth Commission (The Interrogator, The Jackyl, Recon, and Sniper) def. The Disciples of Apocalypse (8-Ball, Chainz, Crush, and Skull) - 4-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Match (The Interrogator is a Sole Survivor)
Kane (w/Paul Bearer) def. The Undertaker
Team Ahmed (Ahmed Johnson, Ken Shamrock, and The Legion of Doom (Animal and Hawk)) (w/Paul Ellering) def. The Nation of Domination (Faarooq, Rocky Maivia, D'Lo Brown, and Kama Mustafa) - 4-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Ahmed Johnson is a Sole Survivor)
Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/Chyna and Rick Rude) def. Sycho Sid
Team Canada (The British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart, Brian Pillman, Doug Furnas, and Phil LaFon) (w/Jim Cornette, Marlena, and Sunny) def. Team USA (Mankind, Vader, Goldust, Marc Mero, and The Patriot) - 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match (British Bulldog is a Sole Survivor)
Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Owen Hart (c) (w/Jim Cornette) - Canadian Strap Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship (TITLE CHANGE)
Shawn Michaels (w/Chyna and Rick Rude) def. Bret Hart (c) (w/Jim Cornette) - WWE Championship Match (TITLE CHANGE)

Survivor Series '98 (November 15, 1998 at the Kiel Center in St. Louis, Missouri):
The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) def. Los Boricuas (Miguel Pérez Jr. and Jesús Castillo Jr.) (w/José Estrada Jr.)
Val Venis def. "Dr. Death" Steve Williams (w/Jim Cornette)
Goldust def. Droz
Taka Michinoku (w/Yamaguchi-San) def. Papi Chulo
The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart, and Brian Pillman) (w/Sunny) def. D-Generation X (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, X-Pac, Road Dogg, and Billy Gunn) (w/Chyna and Rick Rude) by Submission - 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Bret Hart and Owen Hart are the Sole Survivors)
Team LOD (Ahmed Johnson, Vader, and LOD 2000 (Animal and Hawk)) (w/Paul Ellering) def. The Nation (D'Lo Brown, Mark Henry, Savio Vega, and Crush) (w/Jacqueline) - 4-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Ahmed Johnson is a Sole Survivor)
Jacqueline def. Sable - Vacant WWE Women's Championship Match (with Shane McMahon as Special Guest Referee) (TITLE CHANGE)
The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) (w/Michael "P.S." Hayes) def. The Disciples of Apocalypse (8-Ball and Skull) (w/Chainz)
Team Jarrett (Jeff Jarrett, Big Boss Man, and Too Much (Brian Christopher and Scott Taylor) (w/Jim Cornette and Debra) def. The J.O.B. Squad (Al Snow, Bob Holly, Scorpio, and Duane Gill) - 4-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Team Jarrett (Clean Sweep))
Marc Mero def. Ken Shamrock
The Rock def. Mankind and Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) - Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship (TITLE CHANGE)

Survivor Series '99 (November 14, 1999 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan):
Team D'Lo (D'Lo Brown, Ahmed Johnson, The Godfather, Mark Henry, and Ken Shamrock) def. Team Jarrett (Jeff Jarrett, The Acolytes (Faarooq and Bradshaw), and The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley)) (w/The Kat) - 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match (D'Lo Brown and The Godfather are the Sole Survivors)
Kurt Angle def. Bret Hart
Team USA (Vader, Marc Mero, Steve Blackman, and The Legion of Doom (Animal and Hawk)) (w/Paul Ellering) def. Team Canada (Edge, Christian, and The Hart Foundation (The British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart, and Brian Pillman)) - 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Steve Blackman is a Sole Survivor)
Kane def. X-Pac by Disqualification
Team Sable (Sable, Tori, Jacqueline, and Debra) def. Team Ivory (Ivory, Luna Vachon, Terri Runnels, and The Fabulous Moolah) (w/Mae Young) - 4-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Sable and Jacqueline are the Sole Survivors)
Chyna (c) (w/Miss Kitty) def. Chris Jericho - Intergender Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Team Big Show (Big Show, Goldust, The Blue Meanie, Sycho Sid, and Test) def. Team Boss Man (Big Boss Man, Droz, Prince Albert, Mideon, and Viscera) - 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Big Show is a Sole Survivor)
The Holly Cousins (Crash and Hardcore Holly) and Too Cool (Grand Master Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty) def. The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) and Kaientai (Taka Michinoku and Funaki) - 4-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Hardcore Holly is a Sole Survivor)
The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) def. The Rock 'n' Sock Connection (The Rock and Mankind) (c) - WWE Tag Team Championship Match (TITLES CHANGE)
Owen Hart def. Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H (c) - Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship (TITLE CHANGE)

Survivor Series 2000 (November 19, 2000 at the Ice Palace in Tampa, Florida):
Brian Pillman def. Kane
William Regal (c) def. Big Show - WWE European Championship Match
The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) def. T & A (Test and Albert) (w/Trish Stratus)
Team Chyna (Chyna, Sable, Jacqueline, Debra, and Molly Holly) def. Team Stephanie (Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, Tori, Terri, Luna Vachon, and Trish Stratus) - 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Molly Holly is a Sole Survivor)
Ivory (w/Steven Richards) def. Lita (c) - WWE Women's Championship Match (TITLE CHANGE)
The Radicalz (Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn, and Dean Malenko) and The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) def. D-Generation X (Billy Gunn, Road Dogg, and X-Pac) and Right to Censor (The Goodfather and Val Venis) (w/Steven Richards and Bull Buchanan) - 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Eddie Guerrero and Jeff Hardy are the Sole Survivors)
The Rock def. Shawn Michaels
Kurt Angle (c) def. The Undertaker - WWE Championship Match
The Original Hart Foundation (Bret Hart, The British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart, and Chris Benoit) def. The New Hart Foundation (Owen Hart, Edge, Christian, and Chris Jericho) - 4-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Bret Hart is a Sole Survivor)
Stone Cold Steve Austin fought Triple H in No Contest

Survivor Series 2001 (November 18, 2001 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina):
The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) (c) (WWE) def. Rob Van Dam and Sabu (Alliance) - No Disqualification Falls Count Anywhere Match for the WCW Tag Team Championship
Chris Jericho (Alliance) def. Eddie Guerrero (c) (WWE) - WCW United States Championship Match (TITLE CHANGE)
The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart, The British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart, and Brian Pillman) (WWE) def. Team Canada (Owen Hart, Lance Storm, Mike Awesome, and Test) (Alliance) - 4-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Match (The British Bulldog and Jim Neidhart are the Sole Survivors)
Team Stephanie (Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, Alundra Blayze, Jazz, Molly Holly, and Ivory) (Alliance) def. Team Chyna (Chyna, Trish Stratus, Lita, Sable, and Jacqueline) (WWE) - 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match (Alundra Blayze is a Sole Survivor)
Chris Benoit (c - Intercontinental) (WWE) def. William Regal (c - European) (Alliance) - Unification Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship and WWE European Championship (TITLE CHANGE)
Goldberg (Alliance) won by last eliminating Big Show (WWE) - 25-Man Battle Royal
Ric Flair (WWE) def. Diamond Dallas Page (Alliance)
The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) (c) (Alliance) def. Edge and Christian (WWE) - Steel Cage Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Team Vince (The Rock, Sting, Kurt Angle, The Undertaker, and Kane) (w/Mr. McMahon) (WWE) def. Team Shane (Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Hulk Hogan, Booker T, and Shawn Michaels) (w/Shane McMahon) (Alliance) 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match (The Rock is a Sole Survivor)

Part 4 is coming soon (Survivor Series 2002 to Survivor Series 2006).
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2023.06.05 17:02 HowdyPartner-2013 Thirsty Pups Brewery & Bottle Shop coming to San Antonio's Castle Hills neighborhood this fall

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2023.06.05 16:57 ReplyInteresting1304 [FTF] Dark Secret - Western

word count: 929. i'm aware this discounts it.
They rambled 'til the sun turned red. The big blaze was setting on Bull Creek, and they'd gotten drunk enough to prove it. Turner hunched over his hickory countertop, ice rattling in his empty glass. His Stetson hung low, his gray fuzz suspended over the table's fine wooden ridges.
Joining him that evening was kindred spirit, Digby Jones, running the opposite end of the counter. Another brother past his expiration date. He sat back on the creaky barstool, raising his pint to polish off a bit more whiskey. Alcohol was hard on the ol' liver for Jones, ever since he cleaned up his act. He was still soaking up the rye.
"Awful nosy people 'round here, then." Turner muttered. His company fought to keep him grounded. "I s'pose so. Ain't nothin' special in that cellar anyway. Just some bodies."
The banter caught a coy wheeeeeeeeeeze from the old man, ripped from his drunken stupor. Jones beamed at his grin. "No, ain't nothin' in that cellar. Just more of this shit!" He raised his glass for emphasis. Jones cackled, his buddy backtracking into offended confusion.
"Now-- who's even sayin' all that? Who's got business in my floorboards?" He waved a perplexed hand. Jones pressed his palms into the hickory, tapping the table as he leaned in. "Isaac reckons it's some'n to do with Dean Whitley's daughter!" He reeled back with laughter. Turner's balled fist pounded the counter.
Gruff teeth-grinding spat out his mouth. "Damnit, I knew it. I done told that boy..."
"Oh Lawrence, say it ain't so! You, with the paper-man's daughter?"
Rolled eyes. "C'mon, Digs, it's not like that." His laugh drug on and dried up. "I know, I know. It don't sound like you anyway, Lawrence. Not with your Catherine expecting, now." His burned-out chuckles left in a sigh. But Turner said nothing. By then, he was clasping the countertop with both hands, pinning Jones' attention with dry eyes.
He had already given up his oath to secrecy.
"Yeah, well... Do ya really wanna know?"
The wooden cut-out raised, peeling back on its iron hinges. A lantern passed through, dangling faint light over two pairs of boots. The hatch closed.
They trudged past crisscross shelves with moonshine décor. Rows of bottles chained over rows of bottles. In a corner, the duo outlined long rods and a bucket hat sat on a barrel. Remnants of their fishing days in the south-east. So they trailed, stepping 'round wood beams and old memories.
The journey ended with Turner sitting the lantern atop a dresser. Wrinkly fingers slid the top nook back, unveiling a patterned trinket box in the dim gas-light. The top lifted off, and the old man carefully plucked its contents of a red bandana.
There was silence. Still, Turner lifted a finger to his lips. Shh.
"What am I looking at?" Jones whispered.
His buddy unfolded the bandana wrapping, a six-piece tucked inside.
Jones buried his suspicions within. "...Hell of an iron."
"You act like you've never met her."
"...Met her?"
"Yeah, Digs." A piercing, oiled gaze. "It's Catherine."
His Stetson hung from its hook, his gray fuzz rocking back 'n forth in the hickory chair. His constant movement, the homeostasis of drunken restlessness. A sandy breeze tumbled in their far-off gaze. And Jones was frozen, nails curled 'round the end of each armrest; an anxious slouch in his chair.
Their eyes were best left apart. Under lantern glow and moonlight, they instead peered into the desert. It was like a pebbled ocean. A long beat sat in the air; the saddle of confession.
"...You told us she went to see her mother, up north."
The soft whale-sound of the bellowing night wind.
"I did."
Sweat drunk in his scalp, watching the old coot finger with the frame. Just as, wind chime kisses rang overhead.
"...Why her?"
It came out like a demand.
"She bit my shoulder."
An avian dot curved in the black sky.
"...I don't understand."
Turner rocked. And rocked. And stopped to think for a moment.
"Life's complicated, Digs."
And he rocked. Crickets sounded in the dunes. Jones tried to lighten the mood, in denying disbelief.
"...Shoot her any?"
"Fuck no."
Another injection of adrenaline to Jones' system. He clamped his eyes shut.
"...Why not?"
Another end to Turner's rocking. Even he pondered on his quick response. A perverse stare mapped out each ridge of the sidearm. Wherever he was looking, he arrived.
"Lord knows I hate to give her away."
Jones lifted a hand to sponge the liquid caking his cheek.
The old man lifted the muzzle, pointing its tip like a compass into the night.
"Y' see it?"
Eyes scanning the deep.
"No sir, I don't." Jones panted.
The wasteland's belly groaned, and the aching was the wind.
"It rides at bedtime. A posse like thunder. Horses without hooves..."
The man leaned forward in his chair with a squint.
"They're wranglin' somethin' out there."
Jones was out of questions. He didn't want to know anymore. He nestled his temple in his palm. By then, he had just been speaking on Turner's accord.
"Is that right, Lawrence?"
Turner's index coiled onto the trigger, his thumb fingering the hammer.
The hand over his head had become a mask for his eyes. Jones offered a final inquisition.
"What are they wranglin' on, Lawrence?"
Catherine clicked. Her voice was a gargling of blood. Her intonation said she had accepted that bubbling red long ago. By now, she only tasted moonshine.
"The spirit of Dean Whitley. It's out there, in that desert. Maybe it's the hooves."
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2023.06.05 16:56 ThomasGregorich San Antonio man tracks stolen car with AirTag, kills alleged thief

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2023.06.05 16:56 the_real_slanky Former Loons Mon 5/29-Sun 6/4

In this episode: an interesting 20 minutes for Tani Oluwaseyi, Mason Toye touches grass, Superman does Superman stuff, and Ozzie Alonso takes the pitch!
Tani Oluwaseyi starts, scores in the 3', gets a caution in the 12' and his second yellow and dismissal in the 19' for San Antonio, in a crazy 3-3 draw with San Diego Loyal. In the same game Collin Martin starts for SD and Niko Hansen and Jacori Hayes come off the bench in the 67' for SA. (USL Championship)
Osvaldo Alonso starts for Atlanta United 2 in a 5-0 win over Inter Miami CF II on Sunday. (MLS Next Pro)
Kevin Molino starts for Columbus Crew 2 in a 2-4 loss to Chicago Fire II on Sunday. (MLS Next Pro)
Ramon Abila starts and scores for Colon in a 2-2 draw with Central Cordoba on Monday. On Sunday Ramon starts for Colon in a 0-0 draw with San Lorenzo. (Argentina Liga Pro)
Rasmus Schuller starts for Djurgärden in a 1-1 draw with Elfsborg. Rasmus named FotMob's MOTM. (Allsvenskan)
Mason Toye comes on at halftime for Montreal in a 0-2 loss to Philly. (MLS)
Ján Gregus comes on late for Nashville in a 2-1 win over Dallas. (MLS)
Darwin Quintero starts for America de Cali in a 0-1 loss to Millonarios on Wednesday. In Saturday's 2nd leg on Darwin starts again and contributes an assist in a 1-2 loss to Millonarios. (Colombia Primera A)
Alexi Gomez starts for Deportivo Garcilaso in a 2-2 draw with Union Comercio. (Peru Primera Division)
Ethan Finlay starts for Austin in 2-1 win over the Loons on Wednesday. (MLS)
On Sunday Ethan comes on in the 67' for Austin FC in a 1-2 loss to Real Salt Lake. (MLS)
Kei Kamara starts for Chicago in a 0-0 draw with Toronto on Wednesday. (MLS)
On Saturday Wyatt Omsberg starts and Kei comes off the bench for the Fire in a 0-1 loss to Cincy. (MLS)
Christian Ramirez starts for Columbus and Sam Nicholson starts and scores for the Rapids on Wednesday. The Crew win 3-2. (MLS)
On Saturday Christian starts and tallies a brace and an assist in 82' for Columbus in a 4-2 win over Charlotte. Superman named FotMob's MOTM. (MLS)
On Saturday Sam starts for Colorado in a 0-0 draw with the Quakes on Saturday. (MLS)
Raheem Edwards comes off the bench in the 58' for the Galaxy in a 3-2 win over RSL on Wednesday. (MLS)
Tyler Miller starts for DC United in a 2-2 draw with Montreal on Wednesday. (MLS)
On Saturday Tyler starts for DC in a 2-1 win over Inter Miami. (MLS)
Chase Gasper starts for Houston and Aziel Jackson enters game in the 67' for St Louis City, who win 3-0. (MLS)
Miguel Ibarra starts for Charlotte Independence in a 3-0 win over Union Omaha on Saturday. (USL League One)
Eric Miller starts for Portland in a 0-0 draw with Seattle on Saturday. (MLS)
Adrien Hunou comes on in the 76' for Angers in a 0-1 loss to Nantes. (Ligue 1)
Francisco Calvo starts for Konyaspor in a 0-1 loss to Sivasspor on Tuesday. On Saturday Calvo starts in a 1-1 draw with Fatih Karagümrük. (Super Lig Türkiye)
Nabi Kibunguchy starts for Orlando City B in a 3-2 win over NY Red Bulls 2 on Monday. On Sunday Nabi starts in a 0-3 loss to Toronto FC II. (MLS Next Pro)
Bashkim Kadri comes on late for Odense in a 2-4 loss to Midtjylland. (Superligaen Denmark)
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2023.06.05 16:50 reylomeansbalance Anne Boleyn's Last Request
On April 26th, 1536, Anne Boleyn asked her chaplain, Matthew Parker, to meet with her. She had a special request to ask of him, something of utmost importance. Perhaps she had a premonition of some sort.
We know little of what took place during this meeting, only what Parker himself wrote of it later. Anne Boleyn asked him to make a promise to her, and Parker spent the rest of his life trying to fulfill it.
The records indicate the weather in spring of 1536 was lovely, but Anne could feel the dark clouds gathering around the throne. A storm was brewing, but the conspirators were careful to leave little trace of which direction they were heading. Anne Boleyn was a fighter, but she could not fight what she could not see.
The courage and strength it took for her to behave as though everything was normal still amazes me. Anne went through the motions of being a Tudor queen with dignity and poise. The king, too, gave all outward appearance of normalcy.
Though Henry was spending his nights in other palaces - where Jane Seymour was always lodged nearby - he appeared at Anne's side for events, and they were able to present the image of a cordial relationship to the public. He dined in Anne's apartments, went with her to mass, and still insisted foreign courts should recognize the legitimacy of his marriage. He even devised a bizarre ruse to force Eustace Chapuys into bowing to Anne, seizing the underhanded victory with apparent delight.
But behind the scenes, Henry was devising a way to rid himself of the woman he had come to despise. As he stood smiling by her side, he was plotting her death.
Anne had to have known Henry was trying to get rid of her. If we know about it - and we do, from the letters of Chapuys to the Imperial court - then Anne heard the gossip, too. She still had powerful supporters who kept her informed of what was going on.
Anne had to have been terrified, sick with worry and anxiety. What was Henry planning? It looked like he was trying to find a way to annul their marriage. He was asking bishops about the validity of his union to Anne. It had gotten to the point where Princess Mary's supporters were writing to her and telling her to be of good cheer, because Anne would be gone soon.
On the 21st of April, Chapuys noted as an aside that Cromwell had told the French ambassador not to broach the topic of Princess Elizabeth's marriage. Anne, who supported the French, must have been disturbed that there was no discussion of a marital alliance for the princess. Whatever was happening, it was affecting her beloved daughter, as well.
On the 24th of April, a commission of Oyer and Terminer was created at Westminster. The court dealt with treason charges, and other serious crimes, and so Anne may have thought it was for someone who had denied the royal supremacy, assuming she knew about that it had convened. She had so many other things on her mind, she might not have given it a second thought.
The commission was tasked with investigating and drawing up the indictment against Anne Boleyn for treason and adultery. The day after the commission was created, Henry wrote a letter referring to Anne as his "entirely beloved" wife. The wife he had already decided would have to die in order to ensure his marriage to Jane Seymour was unchallenged, and his heir with her was entirely legitimate. Even as Henry wrote those words, he knew Anne Boleyn would be dead before the letter arrived at its destination.
Anne’s days were numbered, though she was unaware of it as yet. She knew something was coming, at any rate, and Anne Boleyn was a woman who tried to meet her problems head-on.
On the 26th, she asked her chaplain, Matthew Parker, to meet with her. Though we don’t know the details of how the meeting was arranged, Anne would have wanted it to be private. She had a promise she wanted to extract from him, and she wouldn’t have wanted it to be overheard.
It seems she was successful at keeping it quiet - no one else, including Chapuys, whose ears were always straining for the faintest sounds of gossip, reported on it. Perhaps she met with Parker under the guise of confession, the sanctity of which even Chapuys would have never dared violate.
Anne asked Parker to promise her he would watch over her baby daughter, Elizabeth, if anything happened to her. She must have seen something in Parker that made her reach out to him - of all the people she could have contacted, including her own extended family - to safeguard Elizabeth and her future.
Parker took the promise he made to Anne seriously, and considered himself bound to it for the rest of his life.
Anne Boleyn was an amazing woman. She managed - somehow - to behave as though nothing were amiss. She performed her court duties, attended mass, even continuing to insist on proper decorum for her courtiers. Anne always managed to keep her composure in public; it was only behind the scenes that she broke down. We don't have any records of her inner turmoil at this time.
Only the letters of the courtiers and Anne’s privy purse expenses give us insight into what was happening. Anne spent the last weeks of her life ordering items for her daughter. Perhaps, psychologically, Anne was trying to “cover” her daughter as best she could with all of her clothing purchases for the child. Maybe she had the foresight to see Elizabeth would be plunged into reduced circumstances by whatever her father was planning and not be cared for according to her station.
Anne was right - it was the last clothing Elizabeth would receive until her governess wrote a pleading letter begging for funds because Elizabeth had grown out of everything.
Anne had done all she could to prepare Elizabeth for her uncertain future. She had filled Elizabeth’s household with loyal, supportive people, many of whom were extended family members. She had asked a powerful man in the religious reformist movement to protect Elizabeth, and she had dressed her baby warmly for the storm ahead.
Anne walked these last days of April on tenterhooks, waiting to see what Henry had in store for her. She would not have long to wait.
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2023.06.05 16:47 brainbroken613 There's a rally to support a bill (C22) that would provide disabled people with a federal disability benefit. Many disabled people live in poverty.

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2023.06.05 16:46 brainbroken613 This week, there's a rally to support a bill (C22) that would provide disabled people with a federal disability benefit. Many disabled people live in poverty.

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2023.06.05 16:45 letsgobetaverse Gobetaverse Betting & Prediction Line UP - Jun 5th (18 sport events)

Start Here! How to make betting picks and predictions with Gobetaverse?

United States - MLB

Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox
Kansas City Royals @ Miami Marlins
Detroit Tigers @ Philadelphia Phillies
Oakland Athletics @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Houston Astros @ Toronto Blue Jays
Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals @ Texas Rangers
Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres

United States - NHL

Florida Panthers @ Vegas Golden Knights

Sweden - Allsvenskan

Varberg BoIS vs Hacken
Malmo FF vs Degerfors

Brazil - Brasileiro Serie A

Vasco da Gama vs Flamengo

Egypt - Egyptian Premier League

Zamalek vs Al Ettihad

International - Tennis

Nicolas Jarry vs Casper Ruud (French Open ATP - R16 - Clay)
Holger Rune vs Francisco Cerundolo (French Open ATP - R16 - Clay)
Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Yoshihito Nishioka (French Open ATP - R16 - Clay)
Grigor Dimitrov vs Alexander Zverev (French Open ATP - R16 - Clay)
Bernarda Pera vs Ons Jabeur (French Open WTA - R16 - Clay)
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2023.06.05 16:44 brainbroken613 This week, there's a rally to support a bill (C22) that would provide disabled people with a federal disability benefit. Many disabled people live in poverty.

This week, there's a rally to support a bill (C22) that would provide disabled people with a federal disability benefit. Many disabled people live in poverty.
It would be a payment in addition to provincial disability benefits to help keep disabled people out of poverty .
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2023.06.05 16:31 dominicdotg Spurs' Devonte' Graham making San Antonio home KVUE

Spurs' Devonte' Graham making San Antonio home KVUE
Cool video from an Austin station about Devonte’s time with the spurs!
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2023.06.05 16:31 MasterHandSSBU Personally insulting the fans of every NBA superstar and also Chris Paul

Lebron James - The easy joke here is that you are somebody who doesn’t really know anything about basketball and just picked the guy you recognised from Space Jam or adverts, but the truth runs a little bit deeper than that. If Lebron James is your favourite player you don’t even like basketball, you like arguing online. The sad truth is, you desperately crave the facade of friendship that comes with the tribalism inherent to picking a side in a popular argument. You exist only to say Lebron is better than Jordan or Curry or Dwyane Wade or whoever it is you and your gang are arguing about that week. Any game of basketball that doesn’t have Lebron in it is completely worthless to you unless it can be used as evidence about a player that Lebron played with/against. Any game with Lebron in it is a nightmare, because you know if he plays badly MJ fans will make fun of you on Twitter, and to you that’s all that matters.
Steph Curry - To be a Curry fan means that, intrinsically, you are spoiled. Your hands are soft and unworked, your mummy still pays for your groceries and you have a manservant to wipe your ass when you’ve finished shitting. You were raised on state-funded winning and excuses for failure. You would never survive even a day in the wild, you shrink from adversity like a child fleeing the hand of an abusive father and you speak like a ten-year old. You have no place in the dirtier arguments of the NBA, you consider yourself above them. Steph and his superteam have coddled you, made you feeble with his asterisk rings. The thought of supporting a REAL player, somebody you have to FIGHT for scares you too much. You are, and forever will be, bitchmade.
Kawhi Leonard - You will never understand why the rest of us are so jealous of you. Kawhi has his rings, he has his fan love and he has an excuse to retire early and not embarrass you with the sight of having to watch him average 7 points a game for the Grizzlies at the age of 36. You support a basketball player who isn’t. Kawhi is now little more than a myth, a legend of the rings of yesteryear that echoes throughout the barren planes of San Antonio and Toronto. All you, as his trusted liege can do is keep the flame alive for as long as you can. The winds may howl and call him a pussy for his load management but as long as you shelter the flame, and Kawhi keeps conveniently getting injured when the Clippers need him, you will be safe. They will always remember the Philly shot. That’s all you need.
Joel Embiid - He can’t keep getting away with this, right? I mean, you put in WORK to get him that MVP, more work than he did, and this is how he repays you? You remember a time when you laughed at the fans of ringless players. AI, Melo, Lillard, Chris Paul, Harden until he saw the light, all bums. Embiid would get you a ring, he was designed to get you a ring, he had to get you a ring. You deserve a ring. You sat through the rebuild, all those injury problems, Ben fucking Simmons, all because you were promised a ring. And every year you would say ‘we lost because of this thing that isn’t Embiid’s fault, we’ll be back next year!’. And for a while, the public believed you. They bought your tales and your lies. Not anymore. They know the truth now, and they hate him for it. Deep down, you do too.
Kevin Durant - How many times will KD ‘seek a new challenge’ or ‘make the move right for him’ before you come to terms with what he is? He’s a nasty ring chaser, and that’s okay. Everyone would respect you more if you just admitted it. You can cope all you want and justify all his moves by claiming ‘toxic environment!’ or ‘the front office hated him!’ but even you don’t believe that, you just say it to save face. The worst part is, you haven’t heard the worst of it yet. KD has gone remarkably unscrutinized by NBA media as a whole, but when people start to question whether the most remarkable unicorn the NBA had seen since Wemby should have more than two state-funded rings, you might have some explaining to do. Maybe he should have stayed loyal to Oakland. Not OKC though, fuck that place.
James Harden - I want you to find a coin right now and flip it, catch it in your hand and turn it over. Take note of what side it lands on and keep flipping it until it lands on the other side. If you can flip this coin 56 times and have it land on the same side every time, congratulations! You have matched the statistical probability of the 2018 Rockets missing 27 consecutive threes. What this exercise should show you is that God is real and for whatever reason, he hates James Harden. Spare your soul and support a real player instead.
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Nobody has ever enjoyed a Giannis performance without already being a fan of Giannis in the first place. He is perhaps the most consistently boring superstar to watch. He never takes threes unless they’re wide open, he has never had a super interesting or acrobatic dunk, he loves free throws and he makes about 14 barely contested layups per game. He has no dribbling bag and his defence relies on simply being large. He is a boring player, and you know this, because that’s why you like him. Your idea of ‘good basketball’ is simply the person who can score the most points with the highest efficiency. You live and die by the box score because you genuinely think that’s the objective way of saying who had the best game. You could be sat in front of an Excel spreadsheet instead of a Bucks game and have essentially the same amount of fun, because your brain has been programmed to release dopamine whenever it sees three numbers over 10 next to each other. You are boring, we all think you’re dull, and when the rest of us are discussing real basketball we don’t want you anywhere near us because your idea of humour is just saying the jokes that Giannis said again. An Allen Iverson comp would kill you on the spot.
Russell Westbrook - It would be easy to make a joke about how much you miss 2017 and how you pretended it still is to try and stop the pain from setting in, but to be honest I honestly think you do still genuinely believe it to be 2017. For you, time hasn’t progressed at all. You’ve been known to play Despacito and Ed Sheeran when you get the aux and you can’t stop talking about how excited you are for Infinity War to come out. And yes, you do still somehow believe Russell Westbrook is a good player. Despite all your friends and family pleading with you to move on and showing you Youtube videos of that time he hit the side of the backboard, you firmly believe that Russ is still cooking on the Thunder. I can promise you, it doesn’t get better. Wake up now before we lose you forever.
Nikola Jokic. You are a 35 year old white guy with a beard and glasses who would, if asked to, happily pay to get advanced basketball statistics. Your life is filled with words like ‘True Shooting’ and ‘Player Impact Estimate’ that the rest of us couldn’t give a single shit about. You are who KD was talking about when he said people watch basketball through a graph. If I showed you a powerpoint saying that Mike Conley is the piece missing from the Suns to make them chip favourites you would believe me as long as I added in enough bar graphs. You have a poster of Ernie on your wall. You have never discussed basketball without double checking a fact on your phone. When you go to a bar in a city you don’t know you make a big deal about ordering local beers, and if the guy next to you didn’t hear you order it you order it again but louder. You have strong opinions on pirating that nobody agrees with. You are probably a centrist. You have no idea how much I pity you.
Luka Doncic - There are two types of Luka fans, the hollow, soulless Mavs fan who physically cannot talk about his team without saying the phrase ‘We just need to get Luka some help’, and the 16 year old jerker who’s brain instinctively goes ‘Luka Doncic is Devin Booker father’ the second they see his name. Both are equally hard to talk to, but at least the Mavs fan has an excuse for their suicidal demeanour. The jerker is barely even a human at this point, a bag of flesh that surrounds an endless stream of catchphrases and recycled memes. Luka Doncic is Devin Booker father. If you laughed at that for the second time, seek therapy or employment.
Jayson Tatum - Bro I am NOT GAY, I promise but IF I was, IF bro, IF I was then of course I would have sweaty man sex with Jayson Tatum, he’s just cute bro it’s not gay to say that bro it isn’t I swear. What? Tatum’s game isn’t good enough to justify the lengths I’ll go to defend him? He’s not really all that and I only love him so much because I think he’s sexually attractive. Nah bro you’re crazy for that one I won’t lie, just because Tatum’s lips are soft like pillows and I like the way his ass jiggles and I wish the NBA would let him play without a shirt on doesn’t make me gay bro you’re crazy for that one.
Zion Williamson - The Great Zion Debate revolves around a single word; ‘if’. IF Zion was to play regularly, he’d probably be top 3 bigs in the league, but guess what? He doesn’t, so he isn't. That should be a very simple thing to understand, but Zion fans love nothing more than to drag everyone into a world full of hypotheticals and make-believe, where anything is possible except Zion’s shitty conditioning being his own fault. Eventually you’ll be spat out of their portal wearing nothing but a lobster bib and a Jose Alvarado jersey, fully believing that it’s AD’s fault that Zion loves food more than he loves his own mother. After all, you can’t say he plays bad if he simply never plays.
Damian Lillard - Oh fuck you’re so cool man, you’re so cool because the player you support is so loyal man, that just makes you so much cooler than everyone else man. Ignore all the times you’ve screamed for him to be traded because the Trail Blazers are a complete poverty franchise, that doesn’t matter because Dame is so loyal and cool man, Dame time baby let’s go! Let’s fucking go! Who cares that the current state of the NBA would be exactly the same if Dame was never drafted and spent his entire life delivering DnD equipment to Portland’s extensive collective of people who couldn’t care less about basketball, he’s so clutch! Ignore all the red flags and hope the Lakers come through with a trade request. You’ll need post-season success more than you think in the years to come.
Chris Paul - When Chris Paul retires without a ring, which is a near guarantee unless Phoenix fix their shit or he begs Denver to take his dog ass for a season, what will you do? You probably gave up on your hopes of a ring around the same time Harden fans did, but man 2021 gave you hope didn’t it? Just for a second you felt what it was like to support a real player, a real man. Not the banana boat enthusiast who choked leads like they were Bart Simpson, but a player who could maybe win something someday. It must have been nice while it lasted. Then, reality set in. To be honest, I don’t really know who I’m talking to with this one. Chris Paul surely doesn’t have any fans left. He barely even has his own family on his side. Ah well, you’ll always have Lob City. And Kim K.
Jimmy Butler - It’s always someone else’s fault isn’t it. Ever since Jimmy realised he could just blame KAT for all the T’wolves failings you’ve carried on that legacy for as long as you can remember. Maybe if Bam plays better against Denver your beloved Jordan surrogate won’t have to be directly outscored by UDFA’s every night. It’s okay though, Jimmy has ‘fundamentals’. You love fundamentals don’t you, they’re that thing you use when you don’t have any actual arguments to say why Jimmy’s better than the perennial MVP candidate you’ve set him up against for no reason. You can whine and cope and say ‘he makes his teammates better’ but if that were true, wouldn’t he have achieved something in Chicago, or with that very promising Minnesota roster? Surely it must be someone else’s fault. Maybe it’s the leagues for hiring referees. Or maybe it’s KAT’s fault again. Who knows.
Kyrie Irving - Kyrie fans are the rare breed of basketball fan that actually play basketball, the problem is that they think they’re him with the handles and the ankle breakers and the and-ones, but in reality they are complete fucking garbage. I will never choose you to play pickup with unless you are the last option and I will never pass you the ball because I don’t want to watch you bounce it off your own thigh for 20 minutes. And dude, can you please stop talking about the Zionist New World Order or whatever the fuck you saw on Twitter last night? I fucking doubt the guy with the MAGA Pepe pfp has links deep in the US government, so forgive me for not believing that they put aphrodisiacs in the tap water so that we spend all our money on babies, just help me guard their sharpshooter or fuck off. And wear some deodorant fucking hell.
Devin Booker - You know, if a player needs All-Star candidates at every other position on the court just to progress to the Conference Finals, chances are that player isn’t very good. This thought does not register in the mind of the Booker fan, who genuinely believes that KD, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton isn’t enough help. Your greed knows no bounds and will swallow you whole one day, yet in your lust for power you fail to turn inwards. Where was Booker vs the Mavs that one time? Why did he only score 12 points vs the Nuggets this year? Is he stupid? Does he not know he can play well in big games? No, no, clearly the Suns just need to trade Cam Payne and Ayton for Sabonis or AD or some other top 5 big, surely that’s where the problem lies right? Wait, what do you mean salary cap?
Ja Morant - Oh man I feel bad for you. You’re probably a guy who just enjoys basketball as a spectacle, who doesn’t particularly care about winning or losing as long as you get to watch the most entertaining players in the league pull off the most ridiculously flashy plays. Isn’t that what we all want, deep down? Maybe you were raised on a healthy diet of Vince Carter or D Rose, maybe you just think a guy who can jump over another guy for a bucket is neat, whatever the answer is you’re trapped with this fucking idiot who can’t keep himself out of trouble. Now the team you touted as the most exciting in the league is the most hated in the league, and through no fault of your own you look like a fucking idiot. Worse still, the sheen has come off the Grizzlies young core and now people actually expect them to start winning, probably without Ja. Consider suing Instagram before Adam Silver demands Ja be burned at the stake for his transgressions against his fellow players.
Trae Young - Yes, we all remember that New York series. Yes, we all thought Ice Trae was hot shit at the time. But guess what? That was 2 years ago and Trae has shown no signs of progressions since. Still a liability on defence, still a massive ball hog and still ugly as fuck. Just face the facts and admit that without these rivalries you create, be it with New York or Luka or whoever, Trae would be the most forgettable player in the league. Three point specialists are a dime a dozen in the post-Steph era, and there’s nothing to really separate your fave from Dame or Paul George or De’Aaron Fox or any other number of downtown dwellers. Also like dude, come on, he’s so ugly. Have some self respect.
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2023.06.05 16:31 bloodscourge June 3, 2023. Lightning strike on the Tower of the Americas, San Antonio, TX.

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2023.06.05 16:14 throwaway67i2 Debunked Leads And Where To Start If You're New To The Search.

So I've noticed an influx of new people coming to the search recently and wanted to make a guide of where to start with saki, a lot of old and debunked leads have been popping back up so lets clear some of them up.

If you are brand new to the search I'd recommend starting with the Whang! videos then coming back here

The one i've seen mentioned the most is lady in the sea of blood, we have since found a full catalogue of the studios work and saki is not related to them in anyway.
Can be found here:

The next one I've seen a lot is the leads faked by Chris Able:
Everything in these 2 posts have been debunked, if you dont wanna read through them here is a tldr of what is debunked
This screenshot:
Lady in the sea of blood as mentioned in the last part
Mouse pet special/Dream Film Corps

Next up are the leads found by f_neo, this has already been addressed in the discord but I haven't seen it on the reddit yet so here is the full message debunking him:
" As many of you know,an user who was part of the first Saki discord has recently created a new saki server,his reasoning is that we debunked some of the evidence that F_Neo claimed he found on Perfect Dark (a japanese p2p program) and that we were wrong in doing so,therefore we will show here the 2 main leads that F_Neo claimed he found on Perfect Dark 1st lead: He claimed he found this image on perfect dark
As some of you who speak japanese would notice that some of the japanese characters that appear in this image are sideways,this is impossible to do if you type the characters so the only possible explanation is that he altered the image to make it appear as if it says something different. 2nd Lead: He claimed that the image of the white hair girl and the image with the white background that reads What are your dreams for the future?" where found by him on Perfect Dark in a file named "ママヤングガ_ランダム.gzip" The first suspicious thing is the gzip extension as Kudojin pointed out "Most Japanese anonymous p2p programs are made only for Windows, and .gzip is a compression format invented originally as a replacement for compress on UNIX OS's. UNIX OS's are stuff like Linux and macOS. So, gzip is a very uncommon file format to find on these file sharing programs." The second suspicious thing about the gzip file is that the name of the file has no meaning and its just giberish,the third suspicious thing about the gzip file is that as Kudojin pointed out "the entire file name is in katakana, which is also rare for Japanese writing.Katakana, in the modern era, is usually reserved for loan-words from non-East Asian languages." That bears the question which kind of phrase F_Neo used to find this file with a katakana name and a gzip extension.
When it comes to his claims that he was able to connect to PD,to connect you need a list of working nodes,the best way to get them is if you speak japanese and ask about them in either 5chan or 2chan,you can also get them from the web but those have not been updated in years due to legislations in japan and also due to the fact that no one really uses P2P programs anymore. When he connected to PD he was the only one who could connect and since he didnt share the list of nodes he used no one could verify the claims he made about the files he found on there,leaving his whole PD adventure open to interpretation and with no way of verifying it. Finally as some of you may know,F_Neo deleted his discord account after claiming he was harassed and sent death threats and illegal material to his email,we have no way of verifying or deniying this claims.This means we have no way of contacting him regarding the manipulated "go punch.avi" image or the gibberish gzip file written in katakana. Therefore as of right now the "go punch.avi" image has been debunked as a fake lead,and the gzip file as suspicious but not fully debunked.The 2 images he claims he found inside the gzip file,the first one of the white hair girl has been debunked already as part of the "Ghost Stories OVA" the second one "What are your dreams for the future" still hasnt been found and we still dont know where it came from. That is all left to say about the whole f_neo situation,Please do not harass the owner of the new server if you do so you will be removed from this server."

And here's is a full list of debunked media that is confirmed NOT to be saki
  1. 1- Midori Shoujo Tsubaki (anime/manga) 2- Umezu Kazuo no Noroi (anime OVA) 3- Gakkou no Yuurei (anime OVA) 4- Violence Jack (anime/manga) 5- Devilman (anime/manga) 6- Mistery highschool (Gakuen Nanafushigi) (anime) 7- Yami Shibai (anime) 8- Lullaby to the sleep of Death (anime) 9- Limitless Paradise ( lost anime too, but not Saki) 10- Brain Damage (manga only) 11- Corpse Party (anime/games) 12- Another (anime) 13- Angel beats (anime) 14- Hanako-san (multiple anime/manga and games related) 15- Mermaid forest (anime) 16- Euphoria (anime) 17- Digital devil story : Megami tensei (Anime OVA) 18- Taito monogatari (Anime OVA) 19- Any Junji Ito's work (Anime/manga) 20- Boogiepop Phantom (Anime) 21- Mezzo Forte (Anime) 22- joshikousei sankaku emaki (Rx Manga) 23- Nichijou (Anime) 24- Battle Royale High School (Anime OVA) 25- Dark (Rx OVA) 26- Desert Island Story XX (Rx OVA) 27- Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni (Anime) 28- Call me tonight (Anime OVA) 29- Fruits Version (Anime) 30- Hells target (Anime OVA) 31- Kimera (Anime OVA) 32- Tomie (manga) 33- Uzumaki (manga) 34- Crimson Climax (Rx Hentai) 35- Bride of Deimos (Anime OVA) 36- A wind named amnesia (Anime movie) 37- Hell girl (Anime) 38- Makaryuudo Demon hunter (Anime OVA) 39- Devil Hunter Yohko (Anime OVA) 40- Dark Cat (Anime OVA) 41- The drifting Clasroom (Manga) 42- Dream hunter Rem (Anime) 43- The Gakuen Choujotai (Anime OVA) 44- The laughing target (anime OVA) 45- Angel Cop (Anime OVA) 46- A-Kite (OVA) 47- Ghost Stories (Anime) 48- Perfect Blue (Anime Movie) 49- anything from Orange Video House ( defunct adult anime studio) (edited) 50- anything from Magic Bus (Defunct anime studio) 51- Cream Lemon (adult OVA series) 52-Lemon Angel 53-Urotsukidoji (OVA series) 54-Slave sisters (Adult OVA series) 55-My My Mai (OVA) 56-Cool Devices 57-Yajikita Gakuen Douchuuki 58 - Blood-C 59 - Gakkou Ga Kowai 61-Hengen Taima Yakou Karura Mau (OVA and movies) 60 - Gakkou de Atta Kowai Hanashi 62-Bishoujo Animerama series 63- Zankekikan (惨剧馆) Tragedy Hall (10 volume horror manga) 64-Nusumareta Houkago (2 volume horror shoujo manga) 65-Ushiro no Hyakutaro OVA 66-De Vadasy OVA
  2. Authors : 1- Go Nagai 2- Junji Ito 3- Hiroshi Harada 4- Suehiro Maruo 5- Kazuo Umezu 6- Shin Misawa 7- Pizza Yorozu 8- teQteQ

Now that we've gotten through all the debunked stuff here is how you CAN help the search moving forward:
1.The Head Bashing gif:
there has been multiple accounts of a gif that is very similar to saki that has yet to be found, here are the main threads of this lead:

  1. VK:
VK is a Russian social media platform that has been proven to have rare and obscure anime and media from the timeframe that saki is supposed to be from, no major leads has came out of this yet but it is still worth looking through if you are interested.

Hopefully this is all easy to understand, I'm not very good at writing and formatting big posts but it should be enough to get the gist of the current state of the search, if i forgot anything please let me know and I'll update this post as needed.
here is the discord if anyone is interested:
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